If I Only Had A Brain.....
By: Dave Cole
In the 1939 classic movie, The Wizard of Oz,
we pick up the story as Dorothy Gale comes
to a cross roads in the Yellow Brick Road.
Hanging upon a pole is a scarecrow, and a
talking scarecrow nonetheless.
As the Scarecrow and Dorothy get to know each
other, the Scarecrow goes into a song titled,
"If I Only Had A Brain."
Oh, what wonderful things the Scarecrow could
do......If He Only Had........
Now let's think about this for a minute. Here
we have a talking scarecrow, and if you will
notice, throughout the movie, the Scarecrow
seems to be the one making a good many of the
wise decisions for Dorothy and her band of
But sometime in his past, he had been "programmed"
by the Munchkin farmer to believe the Scarecrow
was so dumb, he couldn't even scare crows away.
Near the movies end, the Wizard of Oz presents
the Scarecrow with a diploma. Immediately the
Scarecrow spouts off some incredible mathematical
formula proving to Dorothy and his friends,
that he now has a brain.
While we know that a piece of paper with
some fancy writing on it does not automatically
give us any kind of intelligence, what really
did happen was that the Scarecrow now
- BELIEVED - he had a brain.
He had a voice of authority tell him so!
All the old programming from the Munchkin farmer
was no longer effective.
The Scarecrow had now transcended his
- OLD IMAGE OF HIMSELF -
and discovered what was already there. He just
hadn't realized how very intelligent he really......
really was to begin with.
Now on the first day of this new year, I'm asking
you to discover something about yourself. What
Image have you painted for yourself?
Who are you really?
Is what you have become......who you really want
yourself to be?
Do you go around singing, "If I Only"........
Had the money
Had the time
Knew more people
Had more experience
Had more people to like me
Didn't have obligations
You fill in the blanks.
What have you programmed yourself to believe about yourself?
You see, the Scarecrow - Wanted So Badly - to have
a brain, but - All Along - he had the intelligence
- In Him - to begin with.
He finally became intelligent, when he Stopped Wanting.....
and Started Believing He Was Intelligent!
The secret is not in Want-ing!
The secret is in BE-ing!!
One of the great commercials on TV says it all,
"BE All That You Can Be."
Is it time in your life to stop want-ing and
start BE-ing the person you really want to be?
Just as the Scarecrow, You already have whatever
you need to become that person inside yourself.
Have you been Programmed sometime in your past
to believe you are not worthy of being that
Are you, like the Scarecrow, operating under
If so, simply re-program yourself and like the
Scarecrow quit singing "If I Only"..... and start
SEEING yourself as the person you want to BE!
The solution to all the Scarecrow's wants was
there all the time, but wanting it didn't make
it happen, and wanting it will not make it
happen for you either.
Upon presentation of a piece of paper, the
Scarecrow - Chose To Be - intelligent. All
the old programming was washed from his
consciousness and he now went from want-ing
Prosperity Is A Choice!
Choose prosperity for yourself
Release those old images of yourself
BE the kind of person you want to be
The hidden success secret is discovered by each
of us in that moment when we realize that .......
We already have the power within us to choose
a different reality.
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